Freeman to open blues club at Choctaw casino

Philadelphia, Mississippi (AP) 7-08

Actor Morgan Freeman is opening his second blues club in Mississippi.

This one will outside the Mississippi Delta.

Freeman announced July 2 in a news release that he will open a Ground Zero Blues Club at the Pearl River Resort run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. The original club, owned with businessman Bill Luckett, is in Clarksdale.

The club will be located in the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, one of the Choctaws two casinos near Philadelphia.

Freeman said construction will begin during July with a planned completion date in October.

Freeman and tribal chief Beasley Denson said the new club will feature blues music and the restaurant will serve fried or grilled catfish sandwiches and the club’s famous Highway 61 Burger.